A boy and his mother, both infected with cholera, lie on a bed at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A cholera outbreak has rapidly spread in Yemen, killing 115 people in two weeks in the impoverished country where hospitals badly damaged by more than two years of war can barely cope.Citing figures compiled by the Yemeni Health Ministry, Stillhart said 115 people had died of cholera between April 27 and Saturday.More than 8,500 suspected cases of the waterborne disease were reported in the same period in 14 governorates across Yemen, Stillhart said, up from 2,300 cases in 10 governorates last week.This is the second outbreak of cholera, a bacterial infection contracted through ingesting contaminated food or water, in less than a year in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country.
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